Raw Sessions: LockedIn
Beagle Radio and ONEONESIX in association with New Zealand Music Month are bringing back the Raw Sessions for NZ Music Month 2020. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic we have 2 options for running the Raw Sessions which will depend on the alert level at the start of May.
The Raw Sessions will run over the last 4 Thursdays in May on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 6-8pm. We’ll select 4 performers (solo performers or bands) for each night and every performer will be paid a koha for their participation - thanks to Creative Communities Scheme and Whangārei District Council. Performers will need to be no older than 20 and must be based in Tai Tokerau.
Like last year, we’ll be streaming each performance live on Beagle and interviewing performers after their set. This year we’re also going to live stream each performance through a video conferencing application called Horn. Each performance will be videoed and recorded and performers will have full access to all recorded materials.
Depending on the alert level at the start of May the Raw Sessions will run under one of the options below. Note: if the alert level reduces during May we’ll stick with whichever option we began the Raw Sessions with for all following sessions. If the level increases from 3 back to 4, we’ll move to option 2.
Option 1: Alert Level 3
We’ll be able to have a limited number of people at ONEONESIX provided we follow clear hygiene and distancing rules. Only the performers on the night and a small production team will be able to come to ONEONESIX. We’ll set up a stage and microphones at ONEONESIX and there’ll be a sound tech operating the desk. The microphones will be cleaned after each performance and performers and those watching will all have to observe distancing rules.
Option 2: Alert Level 4
The Raw Sessions will be fully virtual via Horn. This will mean each participant performs from their home where they are isolating. Horn will allow bands to play together from different locations - timing will be challenging! - but we reckon the audience will get it.
Applications Close Monday April 27th